I've never heard of anyone using .40 S&W for match bullseye shooting, but I'm sure someone has tried it. Anyone have any recommendations for an accuracy load? I'll be shooting it out of an M&P fullsize if that helps.
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January 13, 2013, 01:10 AM
The caliber is not used in Bullseye shooting as far as I know.
The guns chambered in it are not SWC friendly, as the 9mm size guns adopted to the .40 do not feed .40 SWC bullets well, if at all.
And SWC bullets cut clean holes in Bullseye target scoring rings.
And that is often the deciding factor between winning and loosing a Bullseye match.
Were I trying for an accurate load?
I'd probably try a conventional 180 grain truncated cone jacketed bullet with a mild charge that just cycled the action.
January 13, 2013, 01:52 AM
I've found that 3" groups at 25 yards are do-able with the right barrel and bullet. For accuracy I would start with the Hornady 180 HAP and Universal powder.
Does the M&P have land & groove rifling? If so try the Rainier 165 flat point. It shot great in my KKM 10mm to .40 conversion barrel and a P226, but plated .40's don't do very well in stock Glock polygonal barrels IME.